Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Family Farm Groups From Three Countries Slam NAFTA Reboot Based on TPP
As the formal talks to renegotiate NAFTA begin in Washington, DC this week, family farm organizations from Canada, the United States and Mexico denounce the direction of the talks. Despite repeated demands by civil society organizations in all three countries, the governments have refused to open...
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives Fall Short for Farmers and the Planet
Monday’s release of the Trump administration’s objectives for re-negotiating NAFTA confirm the suspicions of fair trade advocates that President Donald Trump would break his promise to create trade deals that are in the public interest. The negotiating objectives, which failed to incorporate input...
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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Undermines Global Efforts to Address Climate change
Last weekend, US President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping officially signed onto the Paris Agreement on climate. Yet, President Obama is simultaneously pushing a trade agenda that directly undermines the US’s ability to address climate change. A new report from the Institute for Agriculture...
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Corporate Meat's Takeover through TTIP
The Institute for Trade Policy’s European Office, along with international group Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) , German member of Via Campesina— Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft e.V. (AbL) and PowerShift launched their new report Selling Off the Farm: Corporate Meat’s Takeover...
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Change in Grain Policy Signals China’s Intent to Boost Meat Production
China’s announcement last week to relinquish its historic grain self-sufficiency policy signals a major boost to the country’s meat, dairy and feed sectors as Chinese companies go global. China’s transition to an industrial, resource-intensive model of livestock production could have major implications around the world, impacting farmers, public health and the environment, according to a new series of reports from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) .
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Friday, May 11, 2012
IATP Applauds Lawmakers’ Call to FDA for Action on Antibiotics in Ethanol Production
Just 10 days after the release of IATP’s latest report, Bugs in the System: How the FDA Fails to Regulate Antibiotics in Ethanol Production , Representatives Edward J.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Study Links Autism with Industrial Food, Environment
The epidemic of autism in children in the United States may be linked to the typical American diet according to a new study published online in Clinical Epigenetics by Renee Dufault, et. al.
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Thursday, April 05, 2012
U.S. Exports Obesity Epidemic to Mexico, Says New Study
Trade liberalization policies that loosened rules to the benefit of agribusiness and food companies may be partly responsible for epidemic obesity and declining public health throughout Mexico as more low-quality, calorie-dense foods are imported from the United States, according to a new study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.
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Friday, January 20, 2012
Antibiotic-Resistant MRSA Bacteria Widely Present in Retail Pork, New Study Says
New peer-reviewed research published January 19 found methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in pork samples collected from retail stores at a higher rate than previously identified.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011
IATP Announces the 2011–2013 Food and Community Fellows
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) is pleased to announce the selection of 14 new Food and Community Fellows. The 2011–2013 class of fellows is a mix of grassroots advocates, thought leaders, writers and entrepreneurs. You can see the full class below and at foodandcommunityfellows.org .
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